Scientific Information on Drugs and Health Products

  • Stimulating and dynamic learning environment
  • Constant support to students by tutoring teachers
  • Students report a high degree of satisfaction refereed to education/teaching
  • Professional curricular training in public or private companies, even extra-regional, affiliated with the University of Calabria
  • Professional profile immediately employable in the world of work
  • High employment percentage within a year after graduation


Propaedeutic subject areas (mathematics, physics, general/inorganic/organic chemistry, biology, physiology, biochemistry, and human anatomy);

Biomedical subject area (General and Clinical Pathology, Microbiology and Clinical Biochemistry, Laboratory Medicine Techniques, and Pharmacology);

Chemical-Pharmaceutical subject area (Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Technology and Legislation, Innovative Pharmaceutical Forms, Development of Phyto-therapies and Phyto-cosmetics, Technology of Food Products)

Students participate in a call for admission. Admission requirements are listed in the announcements:

  • early (deadline May 30th): recommended to secure a place; high school seniors may also participate, students are admitted through a selective test TOLC
  • standard (July/August)
  • postponed (September/October), if there are still places available

Only those admitted can enroll. Non-EU students can participate in a specific call (March / April), pre-registration on is required

Degree program class
L29 Pharmaceutical Science and Technology
120 Slots available
Language Italian
Duration 3 years

Course description

The Program trains a well-defined professional figure, i.e. the Scientific Informant, who finds employment in the pharmaceutical and wellness products industry. The degree course includes three subject areas (Propaedeutic, Biomedical Disciplines, Chemical-Pharmaceutical Disciplines) aimed at obtaining expertise on drugs and products used in diagnosis, prevention and health promotion. Finally, a professional curricular internship is organized for the acquisition of mastery of scientific communication principles and techniques and to be included in the employment market


To access the degree course, knowledge and skills acquired during secondary education are necessary and sufficient. In fact, students need to have of a four-year or five-year secondary school diploma or another qualification obtained abroad and recognized as suitable.


To enable graduates to present the features/properties of drugs, dietary and herbal products to healthcare professionals, in order to ensure their correct use;
  • to collect thorough information on the therapeutic/collateral effects of drugs,
  • transmitting it to the authorities in charge in order to promote drugs’ constant improvement.

The degree allows undergraduates to work as employees or as freelancers, in public or private entities, such as research centers focusing on post-marketing surveys related to the effects and undesired effects of drugs, or in chemical-pharmaceutical /medical devices/diagnostic, nutritional, dietetic and cosmetic industries


Fees, contributions and exemptions

Costs calculated based on family income (ISEE-University) and including:

  • fee for the equal access to university studies (from 130€ to 160€);
  • annual amount (from 0 (if ISEE-University <= € 22,000) to € 2,000);

Flat tax = €1,000 for international students (UE and non UE)

With a family income (ISEE-University < € 24,000) students are entitled to receive:

  • Scholarship consisting of total exemption from taxes, cash share, canteen and accommodation service (for off-site students)
  • Grants for international mobility
  • Reduced rates for the use of sports facilities and cultural services
  • Benefits for students completing their degrees within regulation time

Exclusively on grounds of merit, students can obtain:

  • International mobility grants (Erasmus)
  • Free accommodation and canteen services published in the call DUnicAL career program for student-athletes. Facilitated access to STEM programs
  • prizes for excellent students
  • higher scholarships for female students

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Life on Campus

In the largest and best equipped campus in Italy students will experience the sense of a unique university community, sharing educational, recreational, sporting and cultural events with fellow colleagues and professors. The Campus is equipped with lecture rooms, a sports center, theaters, amphitheaters, cinemas, cafes, refreshment areas and other places for socialization, thus offering an extraordinary human and educational experience.

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Services to Students

Unical is organized as an independent town that provides the best possible solutions of accommodation for students and staff living on campus, because it offers multiple services for study activities and for individual and collective well-being: libraries, the Language Learning Center, counselling and inclusion services. The Campus also includes a health center, a post office, a bank counter and a mindfulness dedicated area.

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Residential Center

It complements and completes the services provided by the University of Calabria and has put into shape the idea of a British-American campus-style University. It encompasses 10 districts hosting the university residences, consisting of apartments with double and single rooms, living room, kitchen and toilets. In these districts there are common areas for study and recreational activities and sports, there are TV rooms, game rooms and gyms; launderettes and bike rental services are also available.

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